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How to Create a Tenant Administrator User Role in VMM

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager

As of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you can create a Tenant Administrator user role. Tenant administrators can create and manage self-service users and VM networks. Tenant administrators can create, deploy, and manage their own virtual machines and services by using the VMM console or a web portal. A tenant administrator can specify which tasks the self-service users can perform on their virtual machines and services, and can place quotas on computing resources and virtual machines.

Account requirements   Administrators and delegated administrators can create a Tenant Administrator user role.

To create a Tenant Administrator user role

  1. In the Settings workspace, on the Home tab in the Create group, click Create User Role.

  2. In the Create User Role Wizard, enter a name and optional description for this Tenant Administrator user role, and then click Next.

  3. On the Profile page, select Tenant Administrator, and then click Next.

  4. On the Members page, click Add to add user accounts and Active Directory groups to the user role. Add the members by using the Select Users, Computers, or Groups dialog box, and then click Next.

  5. On the Scope page, select the private clouds that the members of this Tenant Administrator role can use. If you want to allow members of this role to receive and implement Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) tips, select Show PRO tips. Then click Next.

  6. If one or more Quotas pages appear (based on whether you selected private clouds on the previous wizard page), review and specify quotas as needed for each private cloud. Otherwise, skip to the next step.

    To set quotas for the combined use of all members of this user role, use the upper list. To set quotas for each individual member of this user role, use the lower list. By default, quotas are unlimited. To create a limit, clear the appropriate check box under Use Maximum and then, under Assigned Quota, select a limit. When you have completed all settings, click Next.

  7. On the Networking page, to add the VM networks that the members of this Tenant Administrator role can use, click the Add button, select one or more VM networks, and then click OK. Then click Next.

  8. On the Resources page, do the following:

    1. Under Resources, click Add to select resources by using the Add Resources dialog box, and then click OK.

    2. Under Specify user role data path, click Browse to specify a library path that members of this user role can use to upload data.

    3. Click Next.

  9. Select one or more actions that the members of this role can perform, as follows:

    • As of System Center 2012 R2, on the Permissions page, select global actions, and any cloud-specific actions.

    • Otherwise, select global actions.

    Click Next.

  10. If the Run As accounts page appears (based on whether you selected the Author action on the Actions page), add Run As accounts that you want the members of this user role to be able to use. Otherwise, skip to the next step.

  11. If the Quotas for VM networks page appears (based on whether you selected the Author VMNetwork action on the Actions page), review and specify quotas to limit the number of VM networks that members of this user role can create. Otherwise, skip to the next step.

    To limit the combined number of VM networks that can be created by all members of this user role, use the upper setting. To limit the number of VM networks that can be created by each individual member of this user role, use the lower setting.

  12. On the Summary page, review the settings you have entered. Click Finish to create the Tenant Administrator user role, or click Previous to change any settings.

  13. In the Settings pane, expand Security and then click User Roles. Verify that the Tenant Administrator user role that you created appears in the User Roles pane.

After you create a Tenant Administrator user role, you can change Members, Scope, Networking, Resources, and Actions in the Properties dialog box for the Tenant Administrator user role.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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